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Don't Leave Sensitive Tools Like Smartphones And Journals In Your Car While On The Job

While identity theft and patient privacy breaches at hospitals remain a major issue in the industry, Notaries working at hospitals and doctor’s offices also need to be careful not to leave important work tools in their vehicles during the day, as thieves target parked vehicles at healthcare facilities, looking for valuable medical items to steal. Leaving an item containing sensitive information like a phone or journal in your car is an invitation for a break-in.

The University of Miami Hospital suffered an outbreak of thefts targeting employee vehicles in 2012, according to news reports. Thieves broke into cars parked at the hospital and stole items ranging from iPhones, radios and purses to a $90,000 defibrillator and three pacemakers.

Notaries should never leave their seals or journals unattended in a vehicle, as they can easily be taken if someone breaks into the vehicle, exposing sensitive signer information to possible misuse.

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virginia marie ramirez garcia

04 Jun 2019

i have my father in a rehability nursing home was in a hit and run accident on his vycycle he lives in tucson arizona and i want to give my uncle and my aunt to to make decessions since i live over here in vista san diegio but i was told i have to go in person to get a nortirized letter but im not working and dont have the cash to get to arizona is ther a way i can get a power of attorney over here since im the oldest daughter

National Notary Association

06 Jun 2019

Hello. We're sorry, but that's a legal question that would need to be answered by a qualified attorney.

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